Published on : Friday, August 4, 2017
Lately, the famous Tower of London has achieved the crown as England’s most popular paid-for attractions, running in its 8th year. The tower attracts more than 2.7 million visitors, as per VisitEngland’s Annual Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions.
The second place was occupied by Chester Zoo with its highest ever ranking, luring almost 1.9 million visitors last year.
For the meantime, the popular British Museum was voted in 2016 as the most visited free attraction in England for the 9th consecutive year at a stretch. The museum attracts nearly 6.5 million visitors. The National Gallery closely follows the museum with more than 6.2 million visitors.
The survey witnessed in last year that all the gardens and zoos witnessed the major visitor growth.
VisitEngland recently collected information from nearly 1,500 English attractions and came to the conclusion that historic houses and castles reported a 7% growth in visitor numbers while the country parks showed 4% increase. With gardens and zoos, outdoor attractions did fairly well with growth of 8%.
The first four months of this year, according to the figures, Brits took more than 11.4 million holiday trips in England which was a record statistics. Tourism Minister John Glen said: “We have an amazing range of world-class attractions in England that draw in millions of visitors every year. Whether it is our unique historic buildings, internationally important museums or stunning gardens, there is a huge amount to see and do.
“Ensuring that all parts of the country benefit from our tourism industry is a key government priority so it is fantastic to see such growth across the regions.”